San José del Cabo, Mexico
Whether you are exploring popular yachting hotspots such as Miami or visiting more adventurous locations in central and South America there are still lots of opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s best luxury spas.
No matter if you are looking for the world’s best wine-inspired spa treatments or one of the best fitness retreats there are plenty of different options available.
Here is our edit of five of the best luxury spas in the Americas.
1. One&Only Palmilla
Perched on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, flanked by unspoilt beaches where turtles hatch, boat people catch the elusive blue marlin and grey whales come within arm’s reach of your yacht, this is the place to immerse yourself in nature. The people-watching isn’t bad either, as Hollywood types decamp here, post awards season, to detox, recharge and possibly retox. And who can blame them – the margaritas on board the hotel’s Azimut 40S yacht are so good.
Once a private finca with its own chapel, the hotel features elegant stone and marble interiors peppered with hidden hammocks and scatter cushions in bright Mexican weaves. It’s the perfect place to lay weary bones and focus on not much at all. The spa here is full of clever cleansing tricks, from the soothing poultices, made from herbs grown in the spa garden, to the body contouring and abdominal massage, which visibly shrinks your stomach in a matter of moments – just ask for Francesco’s healing hands. And there are two new grooming salons: for boys, it’s a wet shave and scalp massage at Barber and Blade, a traditional one-seat barber shop; while girls get primped with boat-proof blow-dries at the OBO Salon, an outpost of LA-based, celebrity hair stylists Jonathan and George.